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ERIC Number: ED032945
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jun
Pages: 50
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Arts and Humanities for Young School Children.
Dishart, Martin
This first volume of a proposed series is an overview of Phase One of the Central Atlantic Regional Educational Laboratory (CAREL) Arts and Humanities Curriculum Development Program for Young Children. Goals of CAREL were to develop (1) five components of the arts and humanities: visual arts, dance, literature, music, and theatre for kindergarten through grade 3, (2) a program to prepare classroom teachers to teach the arts and humanities, and (3) a conceptual approach to show the goals and kinds of resources that can meet pupil needs in the arts and humanities. The children were encouraged to explore freely within each art form. Problem formulating and problem solving abilities were developed through teacher and student feedback. Although students were initially inhibited, it was found that within minutes pupils could be "turned on" as they began to improvise and communicate. An attempt to establish behavioral objectives in the initial stages failed, and it was concluded that children's needs must first be determined. A summer workshop prepared teachers, and curriculum development workshops were conducted throughout the year. Appendixes include a summary of field school participants and a proposal for the continuation of the program. However, because of lack of funds, the program was discontinued. (DR)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Central Atlantic Regional Educational Lab., Washington, DC.